National Poetry Month Celebration
Bio: Curtis Tyrone Jones began writing and performing poetry as a creative way of expressing himself to the Marines and Sailors he lived and worked amongst while serving as a Navy Corpsman. Nine years later he has now returned to Naval Training as a Navy Chaplain in order to continue to influence service members with his creative message of God's love. He is the published author of The Yawning Sun, who speaks and pastors at college retreats, youth groups, and various conferences. He loves his life, family, and using his creative gifts to speak boldly and encourage others with God's unconditional love. Please feel free to download his free CD "Refuel" at http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/curtistyronejones2.
Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
I draw my inspiration from reading existentialism, theology, fantasy novels, classic literature and listening to every piece of music I can get my hands on.
What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
Sometimes the thing that most threatens us today can turn out to be very thing that brings us the most comfort tomorrow. Every culture will find a way to express it's experience artistically and poetically. The soul of anyone or any people is most understood and most misunderstood through its poets.
What is an interesting fact about you?
I once ran the mile in 4minutes and 22 seconds.
Where are you from / Where do you live?
I was born in Germany. I grew up in Springfield, VA. And I currently live in Studio City, CA.
Who is your favorite poet?
Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne & Soren Kierkegaard.